To create a central file, you must ensure that the files are saved on a network server accessible to all users preferably through a common drive letter. Then open a Revit project, enable Worksharing and save it as a central file in this location. Be sure to relinquish all elements and close the file to finish.
- [Instructor] In this video, I wanna outline the procedure…you need to follow to create a new Central Model.…So we wanna get a team started in a team project,…so the first step is we need to create a Central Model…for that team, put it on the server,…and then the users can access it from that location.…How do we do that exactly?…There is no new Central Model command…anywhere in the interface, so what you actually have to do…is open an existing file that you've already started,…and then enable Worksharing in that file.…Once you do that, then you can save that model…as a Central Model somewhere on your server.…
To get started, I'm going to minimize Revit here…and go back to my desktop…and locate the project that I've already started.…It's here in my Exercise Files folder,…and I have this subfolder here called Starter,…and when I go in there, there's three files in there,…two Revit files, Architectural Model and MEP Model,…and one AutoCAD DWG.…We're going to convert the Architectural Model…to a central file, and then the other two files here,…
Paul F. Aubin teaches you the skills you need to create your central model, configure worksharing settings, and perform ongoing maintenance as the project progresses. Learn how to move a central file, update links, upgrade projects, open local copies in detached mode, and archive the project when it's done. Plus, find out how to monitor sharing and user activity. This course covers all the skills you need to manage worksharing projects from start to finish.
Need to train your users? Have them watch the companion course, Revit Worksharing: Users, which covers the details of creating, editing, and syncing local files.
- Understanding worksets
- Creating a central model
- Moving a central file
- Updating links
- Using worksharing templates
- Archiving a project
- Detaching from central
- Turning off worksharing